Environmental Street Furniture Opens First American Office
NORTHERN Ireland based Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) has announced the opening of their first office in the United States of America. Simultaneously, the company’s Stellar Solar Smart Bench was launched in New York City by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, as part of the Smart Cities campaign.
ESF’s new office is located in Washington and is the company’s first entity in the US. The decision to open an American office follows numerous successful contracts in the themed entertainment industry in North America.
Alan Lowry, Managing Director of ESF said the move into America was the next step in growing the business. Alan said, “Throughout our five years in business we have established ESF as a reputable supplier of street furniture, themed furniture and solar powered products, initially within the UK, before expanding into the global market.
“During that time, we have experienced significant growth – our export sales increased to 30% in 2016-2017 and we forecast this growth to increase even further in the years ahead given the appetite for our products.”
Alan continued, “We want to ensure we continue providing our customers with an unrivalled service and feel that by establishing an office in America, we will be better placed to achieve this goal. There is a lot of potential within the American market, especially for our themed and solar powered products and we felt this was the right time to build this market.”
ESF received consultancy support from Invest Northern Ireland which helped to establish their US office.
Late last month also saw one of ESF’s key products, the Stellar Solar Smart Bench, launched in New York City, as part of the Smart Cities campaign. Ton Agelink from Newton Brown Urban Design (NBUD) who is ESF’s launch partner is NYC joined Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, The Brooklyn Chamber, New York University and a number of other organisations to launch the #SmartCitiesAndYou campaign on 29th May, where they revealed the Stellar Solar Smart Bench to the audience.
Speaking about the Stellar Solar Smart Bench, Ton Agelink said, “We are extremely excited to have the first Stellar Solar Smar Bench in New York. This innovative product is exactly what we were looking for the Smart Cities campaign and we’re delighted to facilitate ESF with their launch and promote this fantastic product.”
The Stellar Solar Smart Bench, designed and manufactured by ESF, includes features such as WiFi, USB charging and data gathering capabilities.